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YouTube & Facebook content moderators sign PTSD forms


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

25th Jan, 2020. 10:20 am
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Content moderators and writers are asked to participate in a survey and sign the forms regarding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Content moderators and writers are asked to participate in a survey and sign the forms regarding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

They are asked to sign the forms stating whether the job could lead to PTSD.

According to international news sources, contractor Accenture hired Facebook and YouTube moderators and sent them the forms.

Moderators examine objectionable materials and sometimes they get worrying photos in a day.

According to Accenture, the wellbeing of employees was their top priority.

The company said in a statement that new employees were being signed the documents and old employees were given forms for updates. They were directed to inform the mental risks of the role.

Accenture said in a statement, “We regularly update the information we give our people to ensure that they have a clear understanding of the work they do,”

Accenture stated, “I understand the content I will be reviewing may be disturbing. It is possible that reviewing such content may impact my mental health, and it could even lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),”

Accenture is a multinational professional company that provides services include consulting, digital, technology and operations. Companies including Google, Facebook, and Twitter hire the services of Accenture. The job includes monitoring worrying posts that can be violent.

Accenture had sent notices to workers in the United States and Europe.

Note that cases of PTSD were increasing in 2019 among content moderators. One moderator reported to an international news agency that he “sleeps with a gun by his side” after work.

According to the mental health experts, acknowledging the psychological strains of this job does not lessen the chances.

 

 

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